Kingsland Garden Club

Yantis Lakeside Gardens

Living and Gardening in the

Beautiful Texas Hill Country


Kingsland Garden Club
Celebrating Over 50 Years in the Highland Lakes Area 
The Kingsland Garden Club was organized in 1961 and is a member of the Texas and National Garden Clubs. We meet on the first Friday of each month from September to May. We have several programs during the year when we invite the public to join us for interesting and informative programs.
Kingsland Garden Club Officers:                            
President - Sharon Jones
Vice President - Nancy Bardouche
2nd Vice President - Diane Langley
Secretary - Bonnie Friesenhahn
Treasurer - Robert Yantis
                          Next meeting for members:
September, 2014
Next Public Program:
September, 2014
For more information about the Kingsland Garden Club or to be notified of our programs you can email us or call (325) 388-8849
2013- 2014 Public Programsat 1:30 pm at the Kingsland Library,
 125 W.Polk St.:
Programs will start at 1:30 p.m. Club meetings at 1:00 p.m.

Our 2014-15 Programs will be announced in September

Friday, September 6th, 2013 Bonnie Friesenhahn will present "Plants for Beneficial Insects".  This will include wildflowers, herbs, evergreens and insects in the garden.  Bonnie Friesenhahn is an environmentalist and enjoys gardening and bird watching.  Her program is about Attracting Beneficial Insects to Your Garden. She will present the life cycles of good bugs like the Lady Bugs, Green Lacewings and Praying Mantis.  She will explain the 4 classifications of Beneficial Insects in your Garden, several helpful books and websites to use, five main plant families and wildflowers to use in your garden, places to buy beneficials, and various plants to use in your organic garden. She will also show a short video on various bad bugs and good bugs.   She enjoys teaching others about gardening.  She was born and raised near New Braunfels, TX.  She attended college at Texas State University (formerly, Southwest Texas State University) in San Marcos.  She lived and worked in Houston, Texas for many years and presently resides in Burnet,Texas.  We hope you will join us for this very interesting program.

Hostesses : Nancy Bardouche and Diane Langley

Don Freeman
Friday, October 4th Don Freeman, President of the Austin Rose Society, ARS judge, "Growing Roses in Texas" 

Hostesses: Carol Baumbach and Sally Cooper

Friday, January 3rd – Jessica Robertson - Co-owner of Backbone Valley Nursery - "How Not to Kill your Orchids"
Jessica Robertson will present a program covering "Orchids 101- How Not to Kill your Orchids".  Jessica’s greatest love and passion is growing orchids. She is the past President and long time member of the Heart of Texas Orchid Society in Austin. Her private collection includes mainly Paphiopedilum species and hybrids, Cattleya species and hybrids, and an eclectic mix of other various genera of orchids. She would play all day in the orchid greenhouse if time permitted. Her second passion is soil microbiology and organic gardening. She also loves teaching others and sharing the love of gardening with children and adults alike. 
Jessica earned her degree in Biology and Biochemistry from Texas State University (Southwest Texas State) in San Marcos. Her family owns Backbone Valley Nursery in Marble Falls, a beautiful retail garden center and tree farm. Advanced Training for Master Gardeners.

The meeting, held at the Kingsland Library, begins at 1:00 PM.  The public is invited to this free program at 1:30

Hostesses: Lois Farris and Linda Poerner

Friday, February 7th – Sheryl Yantis - "Sustainable Landscaping"

Wouldn't it be nice to have a healthy yard filled with plants that require minimal water, pesticides and fertilizers?   Master Gardener Sheryl Yantis will give us some insights into ways to make our landscaping easier and more efficient for both ourselves and the environment. 

Sheryl is a certified landscape design consultant through the National Garden Clubs, Earth-Kind® Specialist through Texas AgriLife Extension, Native Landscape Level 2 Certified through Native Plant Society of Texas, and a Texas Watershed Steward.   

Advanced Training for Master Gardeners.  Click here to read some short articles on sustainability and Earth-Kind® practices from Sheryl and Robert Yantis on this website.

The meeting, held at the Kingsland Library, begins at 1:00 PM.  The public is invited to this free program at 1:30

 HostessesCathy Bukovac and Sharon Jenson

Friday, March 7th
  - "Vermiculture" (Worm Composting)

Join Heather High and her daughter Daphne Hoffacker who will teach us about the hobby of raising worms to produce worm compost (gardener's gold). 


Hostesses: Barbara Booth and Cathy Hill

April 5 & 6, 2014 - Kingsland Garden Club Annual Plant Sale @ Kingsland House of Arts & Crafts - 10 am Sat and 11 am Sun

Club Members only events:

Nov.  - Meeting at private home

Dec. - Christmas Luncheon at The Lighthouse Country Club Restaurant - 11:30 A.M.

May - May Garden Tour and Progressive Luncheon

Kingsland Garden Club Activities
Images from our May Garden Tour and Luncheon
Photos courtesy of Sue Kersey